Hello. I'm having a problem with one of my Tivos and I've run out of ideas on how to fix it. I'm hoping someone here can help.
Here are the details:
This is a 250GB drive with Tivo v3 software. I do not have service.
I recently formatted 2 drives (both 250GB Seagates) for use in 2 Tivos and both worked fine.
However, one recently started to reboot about every 5-10 minutes. The
other still works fine. This is NOT a GSOD reboot loop (I had that on another drive 2 years ago). The Tivo will boot, you can access things, play things, even start to record, but it will just suddenly reboot. Nothing specifically triggers it, it will reboot even if left alone.
After doing some research I tried the following:
I moved the rebooting drive to another Tivo to eliminate the power
supply as a problem, it still rebooted.
I copied the drive to a 320GB drive using dd (more on that later), put
the 320 in a different Tivo than the 250GB came from and it still
rebooted. So its not a drive problem.
This drive has 19 M-F events all set to save until I delete. The drive
is starting to get full to the point that future events will not get
recorded unless I delete things (which I do but it doesn't know in
advance about that).
I also recently had 4 M-F events that I removed about 3 days before
the reboots started. I read that orphaned season passes could be a problem so I was thinking that this could be related. I dont see any remaining occurances of those 4 events in the to do list. Since I don't have service I can't access season pass manager, or look at details in recording history so I can't use that to help.
After it started rebooting I had a problem setting a one shot event. But I've had similar problems on a v1.3 drive that works fine so this may not have any relation to the reboot issue.
I thought maybe this was a problem with swap space. It was created
with a swap of 127 which should be enough for a 250GB drive. So I tried what I did 2 years ago when I was in a GSOD reboot loop--move
the primary partitions from 5-7 to 2-4, delete 7 and 8, recreate 7 as 1MB and 8 as 255MB and reformat 8 as a larger swap partition.
It is still rebooting.
In terms of the DD copy, that did and didn't work. The copy boots up
and I see all the events but when I try to play anything it says it
didn't record because there was no signal. Also I've tried to delete
all the events in the to do list but even though it says it removed it
from the to do list and the season passes list, its still there.
I've run out of ideas. Can anyone suggest anything else to try?